Quite the shocking demands have been made as Muslims continue to flood into America. Most recently, things as small as sandwiches are in the leftist crosshairs as they say it could “offend” members of the Islamic religion. I hope you didn’t like that sandwich too much.
Reports of the matter have come about as a recommendation have made by the group CoExist House — a U.S. and UK-based “interfaith group.” So, what does the group recommend? Nothing short of banning items from the workplace. Of course, on the “got to go” list are items including ham and pork.
However, that’s not all that Andy Dinham, professor of faith and public policy at Goldsmiths and the man responsible for writing up the recommendations, is saying is not welcome in the workplace. Along with ham and pork, he states that alcohol shouldn’t be served at corporate events as it could “upset members of certain faiths.”
And what he means my “certain faiths” is those of the Islamic ideology — Muslims. Surprisingly, these two weren’t even the most absurd of the recommendations.
“It would be good etiquette to avoid heating up foods that might be prohibited for people of other faiths,” he went on to write. “The microwaves example is a good one.”
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ll be damned if someone else – Muslim or otherwise – is going to tell me I have to give up some of my rights so that they may more fully exercise their own. You don’t want to eat pork – that’s fine. That’s your own business and it’s fine by me, but don’t come here telling me what I can and cannot do in order to not offend you. Besides that, you have no right to take issue with what I pack in MY lunch. I’m not asking you to eat it.
It is everyone’s right to practice their religion however they see fit, so long as they operate within the law. You don’t want pork in the office fridge, bring your own. You don’t want pork in the company microwave, bring your own. You figure out another way to deal with your lunch, not dictate what others do with theirs.
You simply cannot tell another person that they cannot do something – a right of theirs no less — because it violates someone else’s personal beliefs. That’s essentially demonstrating that a certain person’s rights and beliefs are higher than another’s and that just isn’t the case here. This is America – get with it or get out!